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McAllister, Defoe Praise Aribo

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Rangers assistant Gary McAllister and former England international Jermain Defoe have both praised Joe Aribo after the Super Eagles midfielder netted his first goal for Rangers FC in the current season.
McAllister said the Nigerian still has a lot to offer after returning from a six-week lay-off due to injury.
“We are all big fans of Joe Aribo here,” he said, as quoted by Glasgow Times. “I think he has been missed. Visually, he looks in a good place as far as where his body shape is.”
He continued: “He is in great nick. He has probably put a wee bit of muscle on his upper body. We expect big things from Joe.
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He’s a very talented player. And he can play in two or three different positions. We are pleased to get him back on the pitch.”
Following substitute appearances against Celtic and Standard Liege, Aribo made his first start in over two months against Livingstone at Ibrox on Sunday much to the delight of his teammates.
Defoe who netted his 300th career goal has described Aribo as a quality player despite weeks of lay-off as he dazzled in their 2-0 win over Livingston in the Scottish Premier League (SPL).
“Joe [Aribo] did well as well following a long lay-off with injury but it was a good win and we are delighted,” Defoe said.

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Tiger Woods Hospitalised After Car Crash

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US golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after a car crash in which his vehicle sustained “ major damage , ” the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s department said .
Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics and taken to a local hospital for treatment , a statement said.
The extent of his injuries was not known . The roll -over collision near Los Angeles did not involve any other vehicles .

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FIFA Clears Eight Players For Super Eagles

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FIFA has cleared eight new players for the Super Eagles.
Fulham’s forward Ademola Lookman is on top of the list.
Others on the list are:
* Jordan Torunarigha Hertha BSC
* Nathan Tella Southampton FC
* Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham FC
* Ovie Ejaria Reading FC
* Noni Madueke PSV
* Sheyi Ojo Cardiff City

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Arsenal Complete Martin Odegaard Signing

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Arsenal have made an official statement to confirm that they have signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on loan. The 22-year-old Norwegian international has joined the Premier League heavyweights for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.
Odegaard was touted for big things upon returning from his impressive loan spell at Real Sociedad, having been recalled from a two-year spell with La Real early, last summer. However, the 22-year-old has struggled to nail down his spot in Zinedine Zidane’s side, managing just nine outings in all competitions till date. His situation alerted Arsenal, who have quickly moved to sign him.
The interest from Arsenal makes a great deal of sense, seeing as they have lacked a genuine creative powerhouse in the squad this season. While Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka provided respite in recent weeks, the Gunners have still been in need of another out-and-out attacking playmaker, especially following the infamous departure of Mesut Ozil.
On his part, the young Norwegian was intent on temporarily leaving Real Madrid, which brought Arsenal on the verge of signing him this week. With Los Blancos unwilling to let him join Real Sociedad again, Arsenal became the favourites to sign him and have now secured his services. Upon his arrival, Mikel Arteta expressed his delight at having landed Odegaard.
The Arsenal boss said, “It’s great that we’ve secured Martin to come to us until the end of the season. Martin is of course a player that we all know very well and although still young, he has been playing at the top level for a while. Martin will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May.”

 

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